Faculty: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
School: Cambridge School of Art
BA (Hons) Illustration and Animation
Category: Student Ambassador
11 July 2017
Some students at Cambridge School of Art dance around the windy stairwells, enjoying the interesting artwork that is continuously on display.
But if you are anything like me you will spend your time becoming a walking sculpture when lugging your art around.
I never enjoy myself more than when I’m in the animation or illustration studio working on projects. The studios are lively places to work. I spend a lot of my time looking at the projects I am working on and discussing these with other students.
The university provides equipment for all forms of animation, including stop motion, hand drawn and digital.
In your first year you spend a lot of time Ruskin 210, a large, sun-lit open studio space.
Not all the desks are without computers though, and during some days at university I spend my time editing work on these Macs.
When studying an art degree you may even venture into the life drawing room. These are always calm places to work, allowing you to really concentrate on developing your drawing skills.
The print room! This is the room that drew me to Anglia Ruskin University. It is a busy, buzzing hub of creativity. The most amazing print work is produced across many subjects: BA Graphic Design, BA Illustration, MA Children’s Book Illustration and many more.
You may want to avoid the library. However, there is an enormous section of books that discuss all aspects of art and design, and they're really not dull at all.
Not only are the studios and library open to work in, but many students also complete projects at home. The doors to the university are open even at the weekend.